Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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Topic: Saudi Arabia

Covid-19: Workers flee Ho Chi Minh City as lockdown eases & S Korea to vaccinate pregnant women

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Jaishankar discusses Afghanistan, India-Saudi ties in meeting with counterpart Al Saud

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud is on a three-day visit to India. It is the first ministerial visit from the gulf country to India since Covid outbreak.

Taliban, counter-terrorism, trade to top Saudi foreign minister’s agenda on 2-day India trip

Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud, who arrives later tonight, will hold talks with External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, NSA Doval, and is expected to meet PM Modi Monday.

Why Saudi Arabia and UAE need to remain friends despite their OPEC fight

Faced with foreign policy challenges of rising Iranian menace to the Middle East and US retrenchment from region, Saudi Arabia & UAE know they can’t let their differences get out of hand.

Haj committee cancels applications of Indian pilgrims after Saudi bans entry to non-residents

This is the second consecutive year when Indians will miss going for the annual pilgrimage, owing to travel restrictions that have been put in place because of the Covid pandemic.

Why Saudi Arabia is reaching out to Iran

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said he seeks 'to have good relations' with Iran. Three years ago, Salman had said Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei 'makes Hitler look good.'

Saudi Arabia to ship 80 metric tonnes of oxygen to India to meet demand amid Covid crisis

To combat the growing demand for oxygen in the country, India has reached out to various countries to procure containers and oxygen cylinders under operation 'Oxygen Maitri'.

Covid-19 pandemic — Malaysia students back to school, ‘drastic’ rise in cases in Saudi Arabia

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Saudi Arabia’s oil hawkishness is forcing India to look for other sources

Higher oil prices are likely to add more impetus to India’s push for cleaner sources of energy as the country targets for 40% of its energy needs to come from green sources by 2030.

US intel report finds Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ‘role’ in Khashoggi killing

State Department spokesman Ned Price suggested US is looking at ways to hold the perpetrators responsible for their actions, could cut back arms sales to Saudi, impose sanctions.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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